The Nigerian police has revealed how soldiers opened fire on police team in Taraba and injuring several other personnel on Wednesday.
The unfortunate incident happened along Ibi-Jalingo Road, police said. The officers were of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
Explaining in detail was the assistant police superintendent, Felix Adolije, who led the officers to the state to arrest a suspected kidnap kingpin whom the police identified as ‘Alhaji Hamisu.’
Recording to him, police officers “came under sudden attack and serious shooting by soldiers of the Nigerian Army,” police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said in a statement.
He explained further that the officers were taking Mr Hamisu to the Command Headquarters in Jalingo when the soldiers opened fire on them “despite sufficient proof that they are police personnel on legitimate duty,” the police said.
A civilian was also killed alongside the inspector and two sergeants by the soldiers, while an undisclosed number of others sustained injuries.